Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DSWD Caraga launches SLP Product Catalogue

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 1 (PIA) – In time with the ‘Korambusan’ 2015 celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga also launched the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Product Catalogue/Brochure on Monday at the department’s regional office here.

“In this catalogue, locally-made products by our SLP beneficiaries in Caraga region are featured and it will be made known not only in our region but also in other parts of the country,” disclosed DSWD-Caraga regional director Minda Brigoli.

Brigoli also recognized the active involvement of the women SLP beneficiaries from the different provinces of Caraga in the continuous production of the different crafts with quality.

The SLP is a community-based program which provides capacity building to improve the program participants’ socio-economic status. First, its supports microenterprises to become organizationally and economically viable. Second, it links participants to employment opportunities.

Meanwhile, Hanz Ulrich Krause, German International Cooperation (GIZ) Civil Peace Service Consultant, who graced said activity shared his experiences and memories working with DSWD-Caraga during its five years of partnership in the region. He also presented various activities and endeavors of GIZ and DSWD, as well as the Training Manual on Peace Building and Conflict Transformation. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)  


DepEd Butuan to conduct validation of IKSP

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 1 (PIA) – In line with the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program, the Department of Education (DepEd) Butuan City Division will conduct a Filed Based Investigation (FBI)/Validation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) on April 7 at Iyao tribal Center in barangay Anticala here.

According to Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Arsenio T. Cornites, Jr, the conduct of the FBI will help in crafting the conceptualized IPEd Policy Framework and Curriculum in the Indigenous Cultural Community.

Also, SDS Cornites said that the conduct of FBI aims to enhance awareness and understanding of the Indigenous Peoples way of life; come-up with a successful FBI/Validation; and to have a proper coordination with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) personnel regarding the validation on IKSP.

IPEd focal persons, IP schools in-charge, school heads with IP learners, tribal leaders and members, coordinators and mobile teachers, and NCIP staff are expected to participate said event. (PIA-Agusan del Norte)


DepED Butuan City Division announces CGZWMP best implementers

By Dr. Jonas H. Jomonong

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 1 (PIA) - After a thorough deliberation and ocular visits, the Department of Education DepED) Butuan City Division announced the winners of the search for the outstanding clean ground zero waste management program (CGZWMP) best implementers during the 1st Regular Division Management Conference on Tuesday.

For the secondary urban category, Agusan Pequeño National High School garnered first place followed by Libertad National High School, second and Butuan City School of Arts and Trade, third.

On the other hand, for the rural category, La Soledad National High School won first, Lumbocan National High School, second and Taligaman National High School, third.

For multi-grade category, Dalingdingan Elementary School bagged the first place, Tagpulangi Elementary School, second and San Roque Elementary School as third.

Furthermore, for non-central category, Taligaman National High School won first, Bugabus Elementary School, second and Bilay Elementary School as third.

Lastly, for central category, West Central Elementary School garnered first place, Liberatd Central Elementary School, second, and Amparo Central Elementary School as third.

Schools division superintendent Arsenio T. Cornites Jr., CESO V awarded the certificates to the winners. (DepED Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)


Dinagat agrarian coops undergo trainors’ training

By Daryll M. Tumbaga & Evangeline Oriat

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Apr. 1 (PIA)  – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Dinagat Islands (DAR-PDI) facilitated recently a four-day Trainors’ Training of its 20 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in line with the Big-Brother and Small-Brother Cooperative strategy held at Dinagat Island Multipurpose Coop Training Center in Barangay Aurelio, this municipality.

The training was aimed to enhance the capabilities of the ARBOs’ officers as they underwent on-the-job trainings with their Big-brother coops and to capacitate the cooperative officers in the facilitation and conduct of trainings.

This strategy identifies one Big Brother cooperative, in this case the A&M Multi-purpose Cooperative, and Small Brother cooperatives, the ARBOs being assisted by the DAR.

The participants said they are very grateful that DAR-PDI took the initiative to train them and that they are very happy that they are now at least equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct trainings in their own cooperatives in the future.

The training was funded under the Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BUB) budget of the DAR in partnership with the local government here.

Regina G.  Fernandez of the Development Academy of the Philippines - Davao Branch was the lone resource person of the said training. (SDR/DAR-PDI/PIA-Dinagat Islands)